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Q: I got varicose veins from pregnancy. We’re planning for another child, should I get my veins treated now or wait? A: Pregnancy is one of the biggest risks for varicose veins. At any time during the pregnancy new veins can form or existing veins can get bigger, more numerous, or painful. Each additional pregnancy increases the risk for getting varicose veins. The primary reasons for this are fluid retention which distends the veins, increased levels of hormones which relax